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Hi flmom, I know what you're dealing with because I'm going through the same thing. I have been receiving the IV iron now weekly for the past 9 weeks. My hemoglobin was at 6.9 and now it's 10.4-much better,but still not where they like it to be. The nurse told me yesterday that I'll probably have to get at least 3 more and then come in every month to get a bag.They like to see Hgb at at least 12. Do you see a hematologist? It wasn't until my primary doctor referred me to the hematologist that I got some good answers.It seems that some people just don't absorb iron well for a variety of reasons,and I'm one of them. I took the oral iron 3 times a day for over a year and my iron level didn't move. By the time I saw the specialist I had zero iron stores left in my bone marrow(but everyone is different).Believe me,I know all about the naps too. It's hard when you have to work,drive the kids,clean the house,etc. Good Luck! This is a good board to come to too. :)
Earlier this year my iron level was 19 I am usually around 25-29 but at 19 my hair started to fall out. I took ferro-grad and 2 months later my hair stopped falling and my level was at 31. My doctor seemed happy with this level. However my hair is not regrowing so I am taking iron again. My doctor suggested I take iron for 4 months. I guess it depends on how low you are. You will need to keep an eye on the level. Too much is also bad





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